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Proposed Hydropower Legislation Weakens States’, Tribes’ Power to Protect and Restore Local Rivers

Energy Development
May 13, 2016 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to reject proposed legislation that would weaken or eliminate current state and federal resource agency authority over hydropower dams while handing increased responsibility for dam management to an already overworked federal commission. This... Read More

Latino communities embrace connections to Colorado River

Most Endangered Rivers
April 21, 2015 Contact: (Denver, CO) – American Rivers and the Hispanic Access Foundation today announced an exciting partnership to spark a dialogue among tens of thousands of Latinos across the Colorado River basin, where one-third of the nation’s Latinos live and work, about the need for a healthy... Read More

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Climate Change & Rivers, Conserving Clean Water, Energy Development, Most Endangered Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers, Water Supply, Wild and Scenic Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contacts: American Rivers: Sinjin Eberle, 720-373-0864 or Amy Kober, 503-708-1145 Grand Canyon Trust: Roger Clark, 928-774-7488(w) or 928-890-7515(c) Colorado River in the Grand Canyon named #1 Most Endangered River in the nation www.AmericanRivers.org/EndangeredRivers www.AmericanRivers.org/GrandCanyon www.grandcanyontrust.org/keep-the-canyon-grand GrandCanyonMap (Washington, DC) — American Rivers today announced its annual list... Read More

Holston River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Holston River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat toxic chemical explosives from an army ammunition plant pose to clean drinking water supplies. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action... Read More

Columbia River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Columbia River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on the impacts of outdated dam operations and an opportunity that the renegotiation of an international treaty creates for salmon restoration and flood protection.... Read More

American Rivers announces America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) –  American Rivers today announced its annual list of America’s Most Endangered Rivers®, naming the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon the #1 Most Endangered River in the nation. One of our country’s most iconic stretches of river and an irreplaceable national treasure,... Read More

Edisto River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Edisto River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat excessive agricultural water withdrawals pose to other water users and river health. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to save... Read More

Smith River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC)- American Rivers named Montana’s Smith River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, shining a national spotlight on the threat a proposed copper mine poses to the river’s clean water and nationally renowned wild trout fishery. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report... Read More

Holston River Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015

Most Endangered Rivers
April 7, 2016 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers named the Holston River among America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2015 today, highlighting the threat toxic chemical explosives from an army ammunition plant pose to clean drinking water supplies. “The America’s Most Endangered Rivers report is a call to action to... Read More

Report details benefits of grant program to Potomac Highlands rivers and communities

Protecting Rivers, Restoring Damaged Rivers
March 17, 2016 Contact: (Washington, DC) – The rivers and communities of the Potomac Highlands region across Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia have realized a wide variety of benefits from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant program, according to a report released today by American Rivers. The report... Read More

American Rivers praises Obama Administration for flood protection action

Floods & Floodplains, Restoring Damaged Rivers
January 30, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – American Rivers today applauded the Obama Administration for taking action to protect communities from flooding. The action acknowledges the importance of building community resilience to floods and using proven, natural approaches such as the protection and restoration of floodplains and wetlands. Bob... Read More

72 Dams removed in 2014

Restoring Damaged Rivers
January 27, 2015 Contact: (Washington, DC) – Communities in 19 states, working in partnership with non-profit organizations and state and federal agencies, removed 72 dams in 2014, restoring more than 730 miles of streams for the benefit of fish, wildlife and people. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois,... Read More